Old man winter came to visit the foothills of Caldwell County in western North Carolina Thursday evening 1/17/13 and into the wee teensiest hours of the following Friday.
As I was stepping lightly through the courtyard to my car to leave for work Friday morning I heard some low mumbling. "I'm on the first southbound gnome mobile that comes through here. I'm freezing me giblets off I am." I turned around and spotted Mr. Pointy Head smiling stoically in the snow and ice. Perhaps I would do better by my little friend by placing him in a nice, dry spot in the potting shed until warm weather and longer days return.